With a CA for a father, the love of numbers was bound to rub off. Derek Isaman got his first taste of accounting when he worked in his dad’s firm as a teen. After high school in Wainwright, Alberta, Derek enrolled in Engineering. That first year demonstrated that business was his true calling, so he switched faculties. He graduated from MacEwan University with a B.Comm, Accounting Major in 2012.
At Colby•Steckly, Derek thrives on the challenge of complex files. “I have always liked solving puzzles,” says Derek. “It’s rewarding to find mistakes clients were unaware of and help them get back on track.”
Derek’s detail orientation leads him to quickly spot patterns in a file which then shows the type of mistakes to look for. Future forecasting is another skill that he brings to the job. “I’m really good at planning forward.”
As an Accounting Technician at Colby•Steckly, Derek finds lots of support. “Jennifer and Ida are great teachers.”
While reading, playing video games, and watching movies – especially science fiction – are all ways he relaxes, Derek’s favorite time at home is spent cooking. “My signature dish,” he says, “is Maple Salmon.”